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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on June 12, 2020, 01:27:28 PM

Title: High Speed Two-footer
Post by: Wayne Laepple on June 12, 2020, 01:27:28 PM
Here's a South African Railways NG-15 2-8-2 really flying!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_0U8maQm7U&fbclid=IwAR1bGeoHh7opD_zn5pfkMQxCCZv-S4UuNCB2VBDwrmk-8wuROsVUwqfW3zw
Title: Re: High Speed Two-footer
Post by: John Kokas on June 12, 2020, 08:23:54 PM
Could you just imagine what a NG-15 would look and sound like on the WW&F?  Sweet.............
Title: Re: High Speed Two-footer
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on June 13, 2020, 08:31:59 AM
Nice video. Tough to reckon the speed but  the track  must be perfect to run so fast safely in any case.
Title: Re: High Speed Two-footer
Post by: Benjamin Richards on June 15, 2020, 09:38:56 AM
The cool thing about steam locomotives is you can determine their speed just by the exhaust beat, if you know the driver diameter. And in the year 2020, there's nothing you can't find out on the Internet.

A fellow in the comment section of that video claims 40 km/h. My tap metronome tells me those 34-inch drivers are doing 270 RPM, which comes out to ~27mph or ~43km/h.

Title: Re: High Speed Two-footer
Post by: James Patten on June 15, 2020, 09:52:24 AM
Seems more like 40 mph than 27 mph, given the apparent speed of the chase vehicle and the rate that the vegetation is flying by.